Interim Pastor

Chet & Allison Strain

I was raised in the small community of Beulah, TX, just outside of Lufkin. Since I was young, I wanted to be a cowboy. At the age of 18, I started riding bulls and was blessed to compete for several years in the PRCA and open bull ridings. That journey led me to a Cowboy Church in Trinity, TX where I accepted Christ as my Savior! Since that point, I’ve always had a desire to reach out and win souls for Christ. I attended Bible School in Tulsa, OK from 1995-1996. I started a church in Nacogdoches in September of 1996 and pastored until 2012.

From 2006-2014, I traveled part time with the Strength Team. We had the privilege of speaking to young people in the public school and have crusades at local churches. 

I have been a farrier in the Lufkin area since 1993. The pastor of the church where I got saved not only led me to Christ, but he taught me the trade of a farrier as well.

Me and my wife Allison have 4 children between us. Together we have two daughter and two sons. We are very excited about the privilege to be a part of reaching people with the GOOD NEWS of JESUS at JC3.

Elders

Elder

Charles Wood

409-289-6213

Elder

James Shaw

409-383-9300

Elder

Kipp Van Laanen

505-250-9024

Lay Pastors

Lay Pastor

Tracy Barnett

409-224-6486

Lay Pastor

Robert Byerly

409-622-0125

Lay Pastor

Larry Fomby

409-382-3347

Lay Pastor

Richard Rasinski

443-857-6814

Lay Pastor

Steve Rice

770-480-5124

Lay Pastor

Mike Smith

409-423-0338

Church Staff

Church Secretary

Jayme Smith

Audit/Personnel Team

Marvin McDonald

Financial Secretary

Pam Fomby

Team Leaders

Arena Team

Ted Smith

409-423-2193

Band Team

Ed Meyer

409-382-9190

Student Ministry

Childrens Team

Debbie Duncan

409-489-4518

Student Ministry

Youth Team

Cody Rhame

409-594-2487

Chuckwagon / Hospitality

Ryan Powell

409-594-8736

Facility Team

Kurt Ursery

361-960-2350

Security Team

Joe George

409-622-9412

Events Team

Missy Smith

409-622-9435

Missions Team

Becky Byerly

409-383-3311

Sale Barn

Bobbie Barrington

409-384-4458

Welcome Wagon

Ann Smith

409-423-2193